Jesse E.L., Chile- Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile, Global Studies Major and Spanish Minor

Magical Patagonia ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my year abroad, I took Education, History, Political Science and Literature classes. These classes were entirely taught in Spanish and because this university is on the semester system, not the quarter system, the flow of … More Jesse E.L., Chile- Pontifical Catholic Univ. of Chile, Global Studies Major and Spanish Minor

Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took an UD Environmental Studies course (conservacion y biodiversidad), a UD Spanish course (teoria de la novela), a GE course (historia del arte). I tried to ensure that the courses I took would transfer over and count … More Tatum S., Chile- University of Chile (Environmental Studies)

Micaiah A., Chile (Catholic University of Chile) – Biology, Spanish Minor

The Chilean Universities program immersed me completely in the crazy and beautiful culture of South America, keep reading to learn more about it! ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took classes that would qualify for the upper division electives portion of my Spanish … More Micaiah A., Chile (Catholic University of Chile) – Biology, Spanish Minor

Alysha B., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program (Global Studies)

I had always dreamed of studying abroad in college, but as the date approached I was scared to leave UCSB and everything that I had become familiar with. Forward four months later and I did not want to leave Chile at the end of the program, the friends and experiences that I had, no matter … More Alysha B., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory Program (Global Studies)

Micaiah A., Chile- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Biology)

The Chilean Universities program immersed me completely in the crazy and beautiful culture of South America, I learned to speak Spanish in a way I never had before and made many local friends I will cherish for the rest of my life. Keep reading to learn more about it! ACADEMICS What types of classes did … More Micaiah A., Chile- Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile (Biology)

Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Hello Sociology and History majors!! If you’re thinking about studying abroad – especially if you’re considering Latin America – then you’re in the right place! Afraid you won’t pick a program that offers you the right credits? Get ready to hear about the most AMAZING program that UC Santa Barbara – actually, the WORLD has … More Melanie M., Argentina/Chile – Human Rights and Cultural Memory (Sociology/History major)

Chelsy A., Chile – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Biopsychology/Chicano Studies)

ACADEMICS 1. What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my time abroad I took courses for my Chicano Studies major, the topics included: political science, anthropology and history. The courses I took abroad were extremely interesting. I learned a lot about the relationship among Latin American … More Chelsy A., Chile – Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Biopsychology/Chicano Studies)

Kate Kesner, India & Chile, Semester in Mumbai with Internship & Chilean Universities, (Global Studies, Comparative Literature)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was afraid of not connecting with the people on the program, as well as safety and illness concerns. I ended up with an amazing group of friends in both places, even though in Chile it took some time. … More Kate Kesner, India & Chile, Semester in Mumbai with Internship & Chilean Universities, (Global Studies, Comparative Literature)

Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? I was definitely worried about the language barrier before going abroad. I had only gotten up to Spanish 3 by the time of my departure, so I was nowhere near fluent. Once I got to South America, however, I … More Katie Schmid, Argentina & Chile, Human Rights & Cultural Memory, Buenos Aires & Santiago (Sociology)

Emmett Abrams, Chile, Chilean Universities, Linguistics (Spanish emphasis)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Not so much my biggest fear, but a lot of my family and friends were worried for me going to Latin America, because there are some preconceptions of danger. I was a little worried about my safety as … More Emmett Abrams, Chile, Chilean Universities, Linguistics (Spanish emphasis)